Bauchi Govt Raises Alarm Over Influx Of Armed Bandits From Neighbouring States Of Yobe
By Suzan Edeh
…As 5 Bandits Arrested
Bauchi- Following attacks by Boko Haram Insurgents in Giedam town of Yobe state, the Bauchi state Government has raised alarm over security threats as a result of influx of armed bandits from the neighbouring state where activities of insurgents thrives.
The State Government through the SSG, Mohammed Sabiu Baba disclosed this on Monday while addressing Journalists after an emergency security council meeting at the Government House Bauchi.
“This influx of the displaced people has put the state under security threat, our facilities are now overstretched and we are not comfortable with the development. security strategies have been developed to ensure that the threat did not turn into attack in the state. We have decided to commence profiling of all the people coming into Bauchi State particularly in the four affected LGAs will be done in order to discovered those with dangerous weapons and demonize them”
“The state government will ensure that the joint operations of the security agencies will be intensified particularly air surveillance around the affected LGAs. Some bandits have been arrested for vandalizing the MTN installation in Gamawa LGA with the intention of blocking communication in the area in preparation for attack” he said
The SSG said that for now, the people are not camped in a particular area but moving around the four LGAs and are harbored by residents of the communities saying that security agencies will go round to fish them out.
“As for those that are displaced persons, government officials will identify them in order to provide relief materials for their well-being because according to him, government will not just watch them suffer. The gateway LGAs are Gamawa, Dambam, Darazo and Zaki which are sharing boundaries with Yobe state and close to the seized Geidam by Boko Haram militants” he added
*source: Daily Independent.